Emotional Freedom technique (EFT)
Emotional Freedom technique (EFT) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a psychotherapeutic alternative medicine tool. It is a simple tapping method which realigns the body’s energy system; based on a theory that negative emotions are caused by disturbances in the body's energy field and that tapping on the meridians while thinking of a negative emotion alters the body's energy field, restoring it to "balance". Two studies which appear to show positive outcomes from use of the technique, but another study has suggested that it is indistinguishable from the placebo effect. Critics have described the theory behind EFT as pseudoscientific and have suggested that its utility stems from its more traditional cognitive components, such as distraction from negative thoughts, rather than from manipulation of energy meridians.
"Emotional Freedom Techniques, A Universal Healing Aid" was introduced in 1995 by Gary Craig, a Stanford Engineering graduate with a lifelong pursuit of personal well-being.
PERSONAL PERFORMANCE Healthy self confidence Setting Goals
- Reaching Goals
- Example: Weight Loss
EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES Children’s Behaviour Relationship Issues Anger Management Depression Insomnia Severe Trauma (PTSD) Addictions Sexual Abuse Phobias
PHYSICAL DISEASE Allergies Migraines Pain Management Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Hypertension Fibromyalgia Cancer Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s Disease Cystic Fibrosis Etc.
OTHER Animal Healing
Addressing the Cause EFT continues to provide encouraging results, even with newcomers applying EFT to themselves. Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, EFT is a simple tapping procedure that gently realigns the body’s energy system, without the discomfort of needles. EFT also treats emotional issues that could be an important element to the healing process, addressing unresolved emotional issues as a likely cause of physical disease, psychological dysfunction, and personal performance limits.
Negative emotional experiences disrupt the energy meridians that run through our body[reference needed]. The physical changes we feel from those disruptions, like nausea, anxiety, panic etc. become attached to the memory of that experience and affect the way we see the world[reference needed]. We need to heal that disruption. Properly applied EFT quickly realigns the energy meridians with respect to negative memories. It disconnects the physical discomfort that we attach to it, and removes the resulting symptoms, mental, emotional and physical.
Basic EFT sequence. How to proceed: Focus on a problem like a physical pain or an emotion and tell your body to resolve it. Give yourself a value for the discomfort that you feel that seems to fits. Rate the discomfort from 1 to 10 with ten being the worst. Then tap with your finger tips on the spots shown above ten times for each spot. Follow the sequence A to H. Repeat two more times. It only takes 20 to 30 seconds for each sequence. After the third sequence then rate the discomfort again. If the rating is still above 3 then repeat in a little while.